Class 3A Division II Region II
Semifinal

Gainesville Leopards (11-0)

vs.

Gladewater Bears (6-6)

4 p.m. Saturday

Royse City ISD Stadium

 

Coaches

  • Gainesville: Keith Hall
  • Gladewater: Jerrod Baugh

 

Last week

  • Gainesville: won 36-28 vs. Bonham
  • Gladewater: won 34-33 vs. Atlanta

 

Next week

  • Winner plays Argyle or Gilmer in a 3A Division II regional final.

 

Playmakers

Gainesville

  • RB Adam Berryman, Sr. (216 carries, 1,869 yards, 26 TDs)
  • QB Mason Copeland, Jr., 5-11, 185 (39 of 94, 729 yards, 14 TDs, 3 INTs; 89 carries, 611 yards, 4 TDs)
  • RB/LB DeMarrius Farr, Jr. (65 carries, 527 yards, 4 TDs; 8 catches, 154 yards, 2 TDs; 94 tackles, 17 for loss, 13 QB pressures, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 forced fumble)
  • FB/SS Jonathan Mendez, Sr. (54 carries, 407 yards, 3 TDs; 8 catches, 176 yards, 5 TDs; 101 tackles, 2 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 INT, 11 PBU)
  • WR/CB Devin Mims, Jr., 5-10, 170 (7 catches, 231 yards, 3 TDs; 95 tackles, 5 for loss, 3 INTs, 4 PBU, 1 forced fumble)
  • LB Dillon Astin, Jr. (95 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 8 QB pressures, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 fumble recovery)
  • DL Joseph Romans, Jr. (59 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 11 QB pressures, 2 forced fumbles, 1 PBU, 1 blocked FG)
  • DB Lilton Moore, Sr. (54 tackles, 4 INTs, 2 PBU)
  • LB Zakari Long, Soph. (84 tackles, 3 for loss, 1 sack, 2 QB pressures, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 forced fumble)
  • DE Ruben Hernandez, Soph. (54 tackles, 4.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, 14 QB pressures, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery, 1 PBU)

 

Gladewater

  • DT/RB Daylon Mack, Jr., 6-2, 310 (committed to Texas A&M; 85 tackles, 30 for loss, 5 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 PBU, 1 blocked punt, 1 safety; 31 carries, 227 yards, 9 TDs; 1 catch, 36 yards)
  • RB James Reese, Jr., 5-9, 155 (179 carries, 1,266 yards, 9 TDs; 8 catches, 115 yards, 2 TDs)
  • FB Justice Centers, Soph. (123 carries, 840 yards, 8 TDs; 23 catches, 252 yards)
  • RB Darnell McKnight, Fr. (53 carries, 329 yards, 4 TDs)
  • RB Marcello Jackson, Soph. (101 carries, 549 yards, 4 TDs)
  • QB Nick Canaguier, Jr., 5-10, 140 (71 of 140, 916 yards, 5 TDs, 10 INTs; 44 carries, 214 yards, 4 TDs)
  • DB Daylon "Duke" Gordon, Jr., 5-10, 155 (110 tackles, 6 for loss, 1 INT, 10 PBU, 2 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries)
  • DL Kenneth Gossett, Sr., 5-7, 165 (43 tackles, 8 for loss, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 recoveries, 1 safety)
  • LB Kenny Clark (98 tackles, 3 for loss, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 2 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries)
  • WR Bailey Glenn, Jr., 5-7, 130 (16 catches, 263 yards, 1 TD)

 

Just the facts

  • Gainesville averages 38.5 points and 392.7 yards per game -- 326.5 rushing and 66.2 passing.
  • The Leopards have run 552 plays from scrimmage for an average of 7.8 yards per snap.
  • Gainesville running back Adam Berryman is responsible for 43.3 percent of his team's total yardage and 50 percent of the touchdowns.
  • The Leopards have rushed for at least 300 yards in eight of 11 games this season.
  • The cumulative record of Gainesville's opponents is 62-61.
  • Gainesville's average margin of victory is 18.1 points.
  • Gladewater averages 25.7 points and 367.8 yards per game -- 291.5 rushing and 76.3 passing.
  • The Bears have run 695 plays from scrimmage for an average of 6.4 yards per snap.
  • Gladewater is averaging 43.7 points and 499 yards during its current three-game winning streak.
  • The Bears' top five rushers are all underclassmen -- one junior, three sophomores and one freshman.
  • The cumulative of Gladewater's opponents is 74-48.
  • Gladewater's last third-round playoff game occurred in 2001 -- a 20-13 win over Wilmer-Hutchins.

 

Gladewater DB Daylon "Duke" Gordon. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Did You Know? The cumulative record of the six teams that defeated Gladewater this season -- Pittsburg, Athens, Gilmer, Bullard, Kilgore and Chapel Hill -- is 48-19. ... From 2002-12, Gladewater went 46-68. In the 11 years prior to that, the Bears were 66-51-3. ... Gainesville has won 23 of 24 games with the only loss coming to Kilgore, 30-14, last season in the third round of the playoffs. ... Gainesville fell to Wimberley in the 2005 Class 3A Division I state championship game, 21-7. ... It's 99 miles from Gainesville to Royse City, and 107 miles from Gladewater to Royse City.